ecclesiarch definition

  • noun:
    • An official of this Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.
    • the official associated with the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist inside west Church.
    • A ruler associated with the chapel; an ecclesiastical magnate. Bailey, 1727
    • In Gr. Ch., a sacrist or sacristan; a church officer who's charge of a church as well as its items, and summons the worshipers by semantron or otherwise. In much more important churches the ecclesiarch formerly had small officials under their authority.

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